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October 17, 2014
2015 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Call for PowerPoint/Video Presentations

As part of its Youth/Emerging Leaders Summit, the 2015 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program (NEJC) planners are inviting individuals or groups, ages 15 to 25, to submit PowerPoint or Video presentations, not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length, related to environmental justice in their respective communities. Each PowerPoint or Video presentation should include the submitter’s name(s), affiliation, and full contact information. Additional rules and requirements are attached.

October 16, 2014
Solar Thermochemical Advanced Reactor System, Wins R&D 100 Award

Solar Thermochemical Advanced Reactor System, or STARS, converts natural gas and sunlight into a more energy-rich fuel called syngas, which power plants can burn to make electricity.

September 30, 2014
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Plan outlines the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M.
Department of Energy Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Plan, outlining the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M. WIPP operations were suspended following an underground truck fire and a radiological release earlier this year.

September 30, 2014
From left to right, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies John Herczeg, EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, and UK National Nuclear Laboratory Managing Director Paul Howarth sign a Statement of Intent amendment at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
UK Nuclear Cleanup and Research Experts Visit DOE to Expand Collaboration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Kingdom’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) met with senior members of EM and DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) recently to amend a landmark Statement of Intent to include the NNL in collaborations on radioactive waste and nuclear materials cleanup and management.

September 25, 2014
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Tri-Fold

OSDBU has created a downloadable, print-on-demand tri-fold PDF that introduces the office, its role in the Department of Energy and its goals for supporting small business nationwide.

September 23, 2014
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA

Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Bellingham, WA, that achieves HERS 43 without PV or HERS 13 with 3.2 kW of PV. The 1,055-ft2 two-story production home has 6-in. SIP walls, a 10-in. SIP roof, and ICF foundation walls with R-20 high-density rigid EPS foam under the slab. A single ductless heat pump heats and cools the home, which also gets passive solar heating from south-facing triple-pane windows that heat a concrete slab floor plus a connected greenhouse.

September 22, 2014
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Whidbey Island, WA

Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home on Whidbey Island, WA, that scores HERS 37 without PV or HERS -13 with 10 kW PV, enough to power the home and an electric car. The two-story custom home has ICF below-grade walls, 6.5-inch SIP above-grade walls, a 10.25-in. SIP roof, and triple-pane windows. The home has a ground-source heat pump provides radiant floor heat plus passive solar heating from large south-facing windows and bare concrete slabs for the first and second floors.

September 22, 2014
Save the Date! 2015 Small Business Kick-Off Forum, October 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host the FY 2015 Small Business Kick-Off Forum at the DOE's Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave SW, on October 22, 2014.

September 18, 2014
September 5, 2014 SEAB Meeting

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board met at U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.

September 15, 2014
Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery

The Secretary's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference "Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress and Challenges" in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2014.